Posted by: blausteinhhs | September 16, 2013

Brain Food: How to Eat Smart

Brain Food

What part of our body uses 20 percent of our daily calories? Yes, you guessed it (look at the above picture)…..the brain. Read the article at livescience.com to find out more about macromolecules (proteins, lipids and carbohydrates) and how they affect the body. Click here to read the article: live science.com

Answer the following questions in FULL sentences after reading the article:

1. Why is the brain such a picky eater?

2. What happens to your brain when glucose levels drop? What happens when glucose levels increase?

3. Name 1 food that causes blood sugar to decrease?

4. Explain the affect of white bread verses wheat bread to your body?

5. What is the key to a balanced diet?

6. Saturated fats are unhealthy, but why do you need fat in your diet?

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